Supporting Us

Supporting Us

We’d like to tell you here how important your donations are

Our membership and workload has significantly increased, as has our need to raise funds.  

It costs us £120,000 to provide our services to 120 members

In 2019 it cost us £60,000 to provide services to 78 members

Our membership has grown by over 35% in 2 years

The number and type of services we offer has increased 

The challenges faced by adult service care provision has a direct impact on the need from our members for our services. 

Thank you for being here. Below are some examples of how you can support us.

Give money

Donate through KindLink:

KindLink is a quick and easy way to donate online.  You do not need to be registered with an account.  Just follow the above link.

Online Donation or Bank Transfer

Sort Code: 20 97 01

Account No: 63630056

Name: Winchester Go LD

Barclays Bank, Jewry Street, Winchester

Please include your Gift Aid form. 

Make a Monthly Donation
Standing Order


Download the above request form. Please return completed forms to Winchester Go LD, The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB.


Cheques made out to Winchester Go LD can be sent to:
Winchester Go LD,
The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

Please include your Gift Aid form as below. 

More on Gift Aid

Gift Aid is so important.  If you Gift Aid it we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate (as long as you’ve paid basic rate tax).  Gift Aid can increase the value of your donations by 25%.

Download your Gift Aid declaration form here:

For online shoppers - Easyfundraising

This is a great scheme that supports Winchester Go LD whenever you do any online shopping.

It doesn’t cost anything, you just need to sign up.

Please save to your bookmarks and use whenever you’re shopping online.

Every time a supporter shops online through Easyfundraising with one of over 6,000 retailers on board, they collect a free donation for the charity or good cause of their choice.

Getting involved is simple: Sign up for free.

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is sometimes called ‘Give as you Earn’ and is a really easy way to donate to Winchester Go LD.  Donations you make to Winchester Go LD are taken from your pay before income tax is deducted. Winchester Go LD would get a regular income, your donation goes further and it costs you less.

All you have to do is ask your employer if they offer the scheme or encourage them to sign up to this scheme.

Match funding

If you take part in a fundraising event it is more than likely that your employer will either match the money you have raised (match funding) or make a donation to show their support.


This is where we need you

We’ve had some superb fundraisers and we appreciate everything that you do. From growing a beard, swimming the channel, running the Marathon, busking to dying your hair purple!

We’d love to support you in your fundraiser – please let us know what you’re planning and why you’ve chosen Winchester Go LD. 

Click here to visit our JustGiving Fundraising site to set up your own fundraiser.

What your donations mean to us:

£15 one Walk & Talk – we have been offering this 1:1 session with our members during the Covid pandemic.

£40 one hour Community Advocacy – we listen and support our members to have their voice heard  

£50 Afternoon Tea per session (excluding general running costs) – 20 members attend this online session  

£70 for one Exercise class session – our popular online fitness classes 

Find out more about ideas for fundraising and our forthcoming events on our Fundraising Events menu.



Without you, Winchester Go LD wouldn’t be what it is today

We have an amazing group of volunteers whose kind and dedicated support enables us to do more activities and more Walk & Talks with our members.  Our members are sociable and they like to have fun!

Winchester’s large student community has formed strong links with the charity, and we are delighted to have volunteers from Peter Symonds College at Saturday Circuits and Winchester College at Tuesday drop-in.  Winchester University students get involved with all our groups and Walk & Talks.

We are proud to continue offering the opportunity for new volunteers to give back and form long-lasting relationships with our community.

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and there is no set amount of time that you have to offer. We will do everything we can to work around your availability and some volunteering can even be done from your own home.

What we offer

You’ll receive guidance and training and will be allocated a member of staff for on-going support.

As a volunteer you will be recompensed for any out-of-pocket expenses, and we may ask you to complete a DBS check for any of the Adult regulated volunteering roles (this will be explained depending on the role).

Why volunteer with us?

This is a great opportunity to develop your skills, gain experience in the learning disability charity sector, build contacts and friendships in the Winchester area.  But mostly it is about doing something good and making a difference to people with learning disabilities and autism and – of course – having fun!

If you’d like to talk through any of the roles we’d be happy to answer any questions.  Please phone us on 01962 600281 or  email

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Fundraising volunteer

We are looking to welcome a new volunteer to our fundraising team.

Our Fundraising Committee host several small events each year and one major event, currently the Garden and Craft Fair in the spring.

As a member of our Fundraising Committee, you would attend about 6 committee meetings each year and assist with planning and setting up our events.

Our fundraising events are great opportunities for us to connect with our supporters and to share information about the fantastic work our small charity achieves.

Our members play a key part in most of our fundraising events.

This is a perfect role for someone with enthusiasm, energy and new ideas to help the charity to continue its valuable work in supporting the learning disability community in the Winchester area.

More details here.

Walk & Talk volunteer

We are looking for volunteers aged 18+ with a love of people, who would like to meet up with members for regular Walk & Talks.  

Our Walk & Talks help relieve social isolation and promote physical activity. Being outside and having social interaction supports good mental health.

Trips and events volunteers

We have lots of fun day trips planned during the summer and we are always looking for volunteers.  Please get in touch for a chat and to find out more – we’d love to hear from you!

Volunteer resources

To get in touch about volunteering please complete the attached form and return it to

Volunteer profile form

For more details about our volunteer policies:


Photography and Filming Permission Form

Confidentiality Policy and Procedures and Agreement

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